Rubix Cube Contest

This is a discussion on Rubix Cube Contest within the Contests Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; I don't know C++ so could I do it in C please? I would have to grade your program seperately. ...

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    I don't know C++ so could I do it in C please?
    I would have to grade your program seperately.

    Perhaps we can add the caveat that programs can be written in the language of your choice.. but will be graded against other programs of the same language.

    You would be competing against any other C programmers that may have entered this contest.
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Brain
    I would have to grade your program seperately.

    Perhaps we can add the caveat that programs can be written in the language of your choice.. but will be graded against other programs of the same language.

    You would be competing against any other C programmers that may have entered this contest.
    I dont think that would be fair.. Since the problem is more about problme solving technique and algorithms rather than language it should be graded on efficiency ( Number of moves taken to solve the cube)..

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    Not to mention the fact that with the wrapper I mentioned it will compile as C++ code. Furthermore, it would be possible to write it fully in C, but swap out some headers and now it's magicly C++. Just because it's C++ doesn't mean it has to use classes.

    But I already did my contest, you get to make the rules for yours.

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    I agree. Contest entries should be written in the language of your choice.



    Good input from everyone btw.
    Last edited by The Brain; 11-27-2004 at 09:55 AM.
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    Thanks for letting me play

    Sorry for the late reply - total mobo failure means I'm using a system made from parts from my junk box. (Cyrix M2, 96Mb RAM, **cough** 14.4k modem ).

    I might enter the compo using "Safe C" i.e. the common subset of C & C++. That way everyone's happy.

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    Contest Results:


    Elad wins by a landslide.

    Perhaps with elad's permission i can post the source code
    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    You may use the source code at your discretion.

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    awesome.. go here to view the winning contest entry, or just download the .cpp attachment.
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    • "Problem Solving C++, The Object of Programming" -Walter Savitch
    • "Data Structures and Other Objects using C++" -Walter Savitch
    • "Assembly Language for Intel-Based Computers" -Kip Irvine
    • "Programming Windows, 5th edition" -Charles Petzold
    • "Visual C++ MFC Programming by Example" -John E. Swanke
    • "Network Programming Windows" -Jones/Ohlund
    • "Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours" -Michael Morrison
    • "Mathmatics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics" -Eric Lengyel

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    read the winner code all seems too difficult to understand

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    Is it possible for some one to compile an exe version as I am getting 2 errors and 4 warnings.

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